Yesterday morning l started the day by joining campaigners trying to stop the closure of a Crown Post Office in Pimlico on Lupus Street. We got an amazing response to the petition from users of the post office itself and people passing by along Lupus St.
London is being hit disproportionately by the government’s decision to cut 20 per cent of the Crown Post Office network, as six of the seven Crown Post Offices identified for outright closure are located in London including Lupus St, Holloway Rd, Sutton High St, Kennington Park Road, Stockwell and Broadgate.
Despite only representing 3 per cent of the Postal Network, Crown Post Offices employ 5,000 people and are responsible for 20 per cent of all Post Office business. In London, not only do local residents like pensioners rely on them but these Post Offices also process 40 per cent of financial services mail and are therefore a crucial component of London’s economy.
Not surprisingly we are having a public meeting in Pimlico about the closure of the Crown Post Office on Lupus street on the 29th of May @6.30pm in Churchill Gardens Community Hall chaired by Sue Walsh, Chair of the Churchill Gardens Estates Residents Association. So, please, do come along and let us together, try and stop the proposed closure of the much loved and much used local Crown Post Office.